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Shift Power Station Team Leader


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About VPI Immingham:

You will gain knowledge and experience in both site process operations and leadership.

VPI is a large, UK-based power company, providing energy to the National Grid. We are part of the UK’s pathway to Net Zero, complementing the increase in renewable energy to power homes and businesses.

Our portfolio includes hydrogen and carbon capture projects to help lower emissions and develop a future for decarbonised, dispatchable and flexible generation in the UK.

You would be joining us at an exciting time as we are a partner in the UK’s energy transition and committed to being part of the UK’s pathway to Net Zero. Our efficient and flexible generation portfolio will ensure a stable supply of power throughout the energy transition as renewable sources of energy come online.

Key assets in our portfolio, representing 2GW of generation capacity, are combining carbon capture and hydrogen technology to help reduce the UK’s industrial and power-related emissions. These projects help reduce industrial emissions and safeguard jobs in energy-intensive industry.

We are part of Humber Zero, a project to decarbonise critical energy intensive industry in the Humber and our Immingham site is a key element of this programme.

VPI Immingham is a combined heat and power plant near Immingham, on the south bank of the river Humber. It is one of the largest CHP plants in Europe, capable of generating 1,240MW (approximately 2.1% of UK electricity peak demand) and up to 930 tonnes of steam per hour.

Safety is at the core of the business and great care is taken to ensure the safety of personnel, and to protect the surrounding environment.

Our Training Programme:

You will develop your skills and knowledge over a 24-month period - starting in September 2022 - where you will be based at the VPI Immingham Power Station, North Lincolnshire.

In the role, you will enter the Shift Team Leader development programme where you will gain knowledge and experience in both site process operations and leadership.

You will become responsible for ensuring that the plant operates in a safe, reliable, efficient manner and meets the dispatched generation requirement.

You will develop expertise is plant operations where you will develop technical capabilities in process, mechanical, and electrical engineering. You'll also develop a knowledge base of maintenance practice and Environmental, and H&S legalisation.

You'll learn to lead a shift team in the operations department of the Immingham facility, liaising with both internal and external business partners. This role provides a strong technical and leadership foundation as we are looking to develop the next generation of engineers during the transition to a zero Carbon future.

The Role:

The graduate programme enables you to progress into our key operational roles including that of Shift Team Leader - accountable for the implementation of commercial strategies, as well as co-ordination of all plant operational activities, and providing technical expertise on power plant operations.

The role includes managerial responsibility for the actual operation of plant including start-up and shutdowns, plant optimisation, energy efficiency troubleshooting, technical evaluation and maintenance preparation. Furthermore, you will be responsible for developing the shift team through mentoring, training and development programs.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Confident communication skills, and able to collaborate with colleagues across the Immingham team.
  • Keen to learn and develop your skills and knowledge.
  • Hands on approach with an enthusiastic attitude, flexibility, adaptable and proactive.
  • A willingness to learn and practice working to appropriate Health & Safety standards and regulations.

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive Graduate salary and bonus after your first year.
  • Exceptional training and development programme.
  • 25 days' holiday + bank holidays with the option to buy additional days.
  • Exceptional reward and recognition events.

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How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2022
  • Up to £28,000 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Immingham (North Lincolnshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Process

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